Latin America and Caribbean News

Son of Stroessner-era figure expected to win Paraguay voteParaguayans are widely expected to elect conservative candidate Mario Abdo Benitez as president in Sunday's election
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6 countries suspend membership in UNASUR regional blocA South American bloc created a decade ago to counter U.S. influence in the region has temporarily lost half its members after six countries suspended their memberships amid differences over who should lead the regional group
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2 more killed in Nicaragua social security protests: reportsTwo university student protesters have been killed in Nicaragua in clashes over a social security reform pushed by President Daniel Ortega's government, according to independent media reports
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Former Mexico governor extradited to US to face drug chargesThe former governor of a Mexican border state has been extradited to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud
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Outgoing President Raul Castro acknowledges members of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Castro said Thursday that he expected the newly elected president, 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel to serve two five-year terms and eventually take Castro's place as head of the Communist Party, potentially dominating Cuban politics until 2031. (Ramon Espinosa/Pool via AP)
Raul Castro acts like he's retiring though future unclearRaul Castro, who stepped down from the presidency Thursday, remains the most powerful person in Cuba as head of the Communist Party
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo BarbieDistant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll
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Ex-rebel leader in Colombia relocates amid talk of arrestThe former chief peace negotiator for Colombia's FARC rebel movement has decided to relocate to a rural camp for ex-guerrillas amid speculation he could soon be arrested as part of a U.S. drug investigation
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Board votes to double tuition at Puerto Rico universityA majority of federal control board members have voted to more than double tuition at Puerto Rico's largest public university
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Mexican Congress votes to remove politicians' legal immunityThe lower house of Mexico's Congress has voted to remove the immunity from prosecution protection from every public office in the country
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, looks as the a honor guard marched in, as he stands, from left, beside First Vice-President Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes, Vice-President Roberto Morales, Vice-President Gladys Bejerano, Vice-President Ines Maria Chapman, and Vice-President Beatriz Jhonson, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19, 2018. Raul Castro left the presidency after 12 years in office when the National Assembly approved Diaz-Canel's nomination as the candidate for the top government position. (Adalberto Roque/Pool via AP)
First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new presidentFirst clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge
The Associated Press16 hours ago
1 dead, 10 injured during shoot-out in Puerto RicoOne person has been killed and 10 others injured in a shoot-out in Puerto Rico
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Argentine women see legal abortion closer than everArgentine women feel closer than ever to legalizing elective abortion
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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, CaribbeanAP PHOTOS: A jovial Raul Castro gives up Cuba's presidency, Mike Pence pushes region to take tough line against Venezuela and soccer's Neymar attends gala charity event on crutches while escorting in actress girlfriend
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Prosecutors again accuse Guatemala president of corruptionGuatemalan prosecutors are again accusing President Jimmy Morales of corruption related to alleged illegal campaign financing while he was secretary general of his party
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More protests in Nicaragua, 5 TV channels ordered off airMore protests have broken out in Nicaragua over a planned social security reform, and the government has ordered off the air five independent TV channels that have been covering the unrest
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